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Setting up live images from an IP camera for FRITZ!Fon

The live image function enables you to follow what is happening in front of your IP camera (network camera, webcam) on your FRITZ!Fon. To use it, you must enter the web address (URL) of the IP camera with the keys on your FRITZ!Fon and start the live image function on your FRITZ!Fon. The camera image is then shown on the telephone's display as a sequence of images without audio.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • A FRITZ!Fon with a color display is being used.
  • The IP camera records images in MJPG/MJPEG, JPG/JPEG, PNG or GIF file format.
  • The IP camera makes the images available via FTP or HTTP. HTTPS is not supported.

1 Configuring the IP camera

  • Configure the IP camera so that it saves images in JPEG format and makes them available on a website via HTTP without authentication.

    Note:To guarantee the best possible picture, configure the IP camera so that it takes pictures with a resolution of at least 240x320 to about 480x640 pixels.

2 Configuring the FRITZ!Box

Enabling encryption

DECT encryption must be enabled in order to use the convenience functions offered by your FRITZ!Fon:

  1. Click "DECT" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Base Station" in the "DECT" menu.
  3. Enable the option "Permit only secure DECT connections (recommended)" in the "Security" section.
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.
  5. If the option was disabled, you must then restart the FRITZ!Box once using the user interface ("System > Backup > Restart").

Configuring a live image

  1. Click "DECT" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Web Services" or "Internet Services" in the "DECT" menu.
  3. Click on the "Live Image" tab.
  4. Click the "Add New Live Image" button.
  5. Enter a name of your choice for the camera in the "Name" field.
  6. If you want to stream images from a camera in the home network, enter the complete local address (URL) where the image files can be accessed in the "Live Image URL" field.

    Example:
    http://192.168.178.25/image_directory/image.mjpeg

    • If you want to stream images from a camera in the Internet, enter the complete web address (URL) where the image files can be accessed in the "Live Image URL" field.

      Example for the rbb radio station's weather webcam at the Red City Hall in Berlin:
      http://www.berlin.de/webcams/rathaus/webcam.jpg

    Important:If a user name and password must be entered to access the photos, add them to the URL, for example
    http://user:password@ipcamera.my-domain.de/image_directory/image.jpg

  7. Enter the number of seconds after which a new image should be loaded from the camera in the "Retrieval interval (in seconds)" field.
  8. Click "OK" to save the settings.

3 Setting up FRITZ!Fon

  1. Press the "Menu" key on the telephone.
  2. Select "Home Network" and then press "OK".
  3. "Live Image" > "OK"
  4. Select a live image and press "OK".

Now the live image is shown on the display of your FRITZ!Fon.